Re: BLS and choking/gagging
Gagging is a normal part of starting solids, whether you do BLS or spoon-feed. With a baby who is just beginning with solids, I personally would avoid apple wedges, because while baby can bite off a rather large chunk with her sharp incisors, she can't break it down because she doesn't have molars yet. If you're going to give apples, try grating them, steaming them, or offering paper-thin slices or even a whole, peeled apple.
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